OwnerPhillip Carlson
LocationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia map
Vehicle2005 Suzuki DRZ-400SM
A Suzuki DRZ-400SM trail bike found dumped at the local
scrapyard. It had most of the parts stolen from it including the head
of the 400cc motor. Picked it up for just $100
MotorMars Mars ME0708 Permanent Magnet DC
Etek replacement by Mars Electric. Bought from Perth EV Works
DrivetrainIt is chain driven. I plan to use a high powered electric motor to
drive the rear wheel via a chain.
ControllerAlltrax AXE4844
Programmable Alltrax 48v 400Amp DC controller
Batteries16 CHL 50Ah LiFePo4 batteries. , 3.65 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
After testing Thundersky 40Ah cells I decided they are rubbish and
have tested CHL cells in my scooter in all temperatures from -4c to
49c and they work great with minimal voltage drop.
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerKingpan KP4810EL
48v LiFePo4 charger. Outputs 58.4v CVCC
DC/DC Converter None
Haven't decided yet...
Top SpeedI aim for a top speed of 60 km/h
AccelerationI aim for stupid high torque for great acceleration.
RangeI aim for 20km or so
Seating Capacity1 adult
Conversion CostBike frame: $100
16x CHL LiFePo4 cells: $880
Mars 0708 48v motor: $450
Alltrax AXE-4844 controller: $535
Rear 72t sprocket: $100
Front 12t sprocket & chain: $115
Kingpan 48v10A charger: $255
Big Red button stop switch: $30

Total so far: $2465

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